Products, Materials + Tools | Feb 11, 2008

ROAL Launches New MultiLINQ DC Power Splitter

ROAL Electronics launched the first in a series of revolutionary new products for the LED signage industry at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California.

MultiLINQ was designed to address several long standing industry concerns, the most important of which is the service life of the LED lighting system. MultiLINQ eliminates the need for multiple Class 2 power supplies within the sign, and relocates the power to an easily accessible location.

The MultiLINQ is a non-dissipative device with no wear-out mechanism that can be mounted in or near the sign and splits the main power source into four (4) intrinsically safe class 2 power outputs capable of powering up to 400 watts of LED lights. It is encased in a NEMA 6/ IP67 weather-tight package suitable for wet locations.

MultiLINQ works with a remote supply that can be located in an easily accessible place. Current power supplies must be located in or very near to the sign, difficult to maintain and service.
The main power feed for the MultiLINQ may come from a large power supply such as ROAL’s RHPS190. The output of the PS190 is low voltage, but not suitable for certain LED light fixtures that require a limited power input. To meet regulatory requirements, the power must be limited by an electronic device. The type of electronic device required does not exist yet, so the industry currently uses many small power supplies to satisfy these regulations. The MultiLINQ module changes this dramatically by permitting the use of a larger power supply, like the RHPS190, in theses applications.

The combination of one RHPS190 plus 2-3 MultiLINQ modules could effectively replace 4 to 20 small power supplies. This could save the money for the equipment, lower the cost of installations, improve system performance and increase reliability dramatically.

Sign companies will enjoy reduced total cost of ownership with fewer power supplies and no maintenance at the sign. MultiLINQ works with a remote supply that can be located in an easily accessible place. Current power supplies must be located in or very near to the sign, difficult to maintain and service. Other uses include Architectural, Facade and Commercial lighting applications.
MultiLINQ technology is patent pending, and will be available in production quantities starting in April 2008. Volume pricing is expected to be around $60 per module. MultiLINQ will carry UL approval and it will be listed in ULs Sign Components Manual (SAM).
MultiLINQ will carry UL approval and it will be listed in UL’s Sign Components Manual (SAM).
About ROAL Electronics:
ROAL Electronics is an innovations company with a solid IP and product portfolio in digitally controlled power electronics. It develops and manufactures high quality switch mode power supplies (SMPS), Solid State Lighting (LED) Drivers, HB LED Modules, motor controls and user interface panels for appliances. ROAL is realizing increased product performance and features through the union of the microprocessor with power electronics circuits, and delivering these benefits to the marketplace as a leader in Digital Power Control.
For additional information please visit ROAL Electronics.
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